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Djokovic tops Federer’s conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic put aside all of it, from his opponent's unheard-of, middle-of-a-set chance to change out of sweat-soaked clothes and shoes, to consecutive time violations because he let the serve clock expire, to the 16 break points he ...

Williams, Keys hoping to make it an American US Open final

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams and Madison Keys will attempt to make it another all-American women's final at the U.S. Open. Williams is looking to reach the final for the ninth time. She plays a semifinal against No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, who is appearing in the last four ...

Djokovic in ‘survival mode’ at steamy US Open; Federer wins

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — His cheeks red, hair matted with sweat, Novak Djokovic appeared to be in such distress as he trudged to a changeover on a steamy U.S. Open afternoon that someone suggested it would be a good idea to have a trash can at the ready, just in ...

Will they start? If not, when will the rookie QBs play?

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer Will they start? If not, when will they play? While there are many scenarios that can dominate the spotlight as the NFL season kicks off, with five teams there is only one. The first-round rookie quarterback. Eventually, they all will get the chances ...

US Open clarifies changing shirt rule after Cornet penalty

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open on Wednesday clarified its rules about players changing their shirts during a match after a women's player was penalized for doing so. The tournament said it regretted the code violation issued to Alize Cornet of France day ...

New stadium, new clocks make for a new-look US Open

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sloane Stephens came back to a whole new U.S. Open. From a rebuilt stadium to a revamped schedule, Flushing Meadows had quite a different look. More second looks, too: For the first time in any Grand Slam tournament, there was electric ...

The Latest: Nadal advances at US Open when Ferrer retires

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open when David Ferrer retired in the second set of their all-Spanish matchup. Nadal won the first set but trailed 3-4 in the second ...

Jets’ Lee brushes off Scott’s criticism that he’s ‘plush’

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Darron Lee was hit hard by Bart Scott — and brushed it all off. The New York Jets linebacker was recently criticized by the former NFL star and current radio co-host for what Scott thinks is an apparent lack of toughness on ...

Sabres’ Eichel focuses on keeping fiery emotions in check

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Breaking sticks, icy stares and one-word answers made out of frustration have done nothing to transform the Sabres into contenders during center Jack Eichel's three seasons in Buffalo. Perhaps, Eichel has begun to realize he can't lead ...

Returning the favor: Bengals’ Dalton donates to Buffalo

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Whenever Andy Dalton is spotted by a Bills fan, he'll hear another "thank you" for helping Buffalo break its long streak of playoff futility. This weekend, Dalton and his foundation are saying "thank you" in return. Dalton, his wife Jordan ...

Dalton enjoys warm welcome in Bengals’ 26-13 win over Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton doesn't believe he could have scripted a better visit to Buffalo on Sunday. The donation he made to Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute to open the day was special. The two standing ovations he ...

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal on schedule as US Open begins

NEW YORK (AP) — A long list of returns highlights Day 1 at the U.S. Open as the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament gets started. The schedule Monday includes Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka — all past champions at Flushing Meadows who missed last year's U.S. Open. In ...

Bills rookie QB Allen eagerly awaiting first preseason start

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Excited by the opportunity of securing the Buffalo Bills' starting job, rookie quarterback Josh Allen had no intention of keeping anyone waiting Wednesday. That included members of the media seeking to hear Allen's first public ...

Buffalo Bills sign former Seahawks punter Jon Ryan

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed punter Jon Ryan to a one-year contract, a day after the 12-year NFL veteran was released by the Seattle Seahawks. Ryan's signing on Tuesday places into question returning punter Colton Schmidt's hold on the job he's held for the ...

Ex-NFLer Incognito accused of threatening funeral home staff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito bonded out of an Arizona jail Tuesday after being arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of a funeral home a day earlier, authorities said. Police in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale said Incognito had been ...

Returning the favor: Bengals’ Dalton donates to Buffalo

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Whenever Andy Dalton is spotted by a Bills fan, he'll hear another "thank you" for helping Buffalo break its long streak of playoff futility. This weekend, Dalton and his foundation are saying "thank you" in return. Dalton, his wife Jordan ...

Bills rookie QB Allen eagerly awaiting first preseason start

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Excited by the opportunity of securing the Buffalo Bills' starting job, rookie quarterback Josh Allen had no intention of keeping anyone waiting Wednesday. That included members of the media seeking to hear Allen's first public ...

Jets’ Darnold one of most impressive rookies McCown has seen

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown has seen many rookies step into the white-hot spotlight of the NFL and struggle. The veteran New York Jets quarterback has also watched some youngsters thrive in the pressure, so he could be considered a bit of an ...

Bills QB AJ McCarron getting 2nd opinion on shoulder injury

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills' offseason-long quarterback competition is down to two players now that AJ McCarron is seeking a second opinion to determine the severity of an injury to his throwing shoulder. Coach Sean McDermott on Sunday ...

QB scramble: McCarron injured as Bills down Browns 19-17

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Buffalo's quarterback situation is more scrambled than ever. AJ McCarron sustained a potentially serious right shoulder injury, throwing the Bills' three-way quarterback race into chaos, during a 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on ...